Accession Number : ADA323921

Title :   Collaborative Virtual Prototyping: An Assessment for the Common Support Aircraft Initiative: List of Figures.

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND ARLINGTON VA

PDF Url : ADA323921

Report Date : 17 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : This report provides the framework and background information needed for applying Collaborative Virtual Prototyping (CVP) to the Common Support Aircraft (CSA) initiative. The study examines the state of CVP technology, forecasts its maturation in the next three to five years, identifies its acceptance by the aircraft and electronics sectors of the industrial base, identifies new business processes that maximize the exploitation of CVP, and provides recommendations for implementing CVP for the acquisition of the CSA. Specific objectives are: (1) To assess the utility and readiness of the aircraft and electronics industrial base to use collaborative virtual prototyping technologies in the acquisition of the CSA. (2) Identify program management and acquisition actions required for government and industry to realize the potential productivity enhancements and cost savings offered by CVP technology.

Descriptors :   *PROTOTYPES, *COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, *AIRCRAFT DESIGN, *DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, DATA BASES, NAVAL AVIATION, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, COMPUTER NETWORKS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE